Sundar Pichai (93/B.Tech./MT/NH), CEO, Google, will be attending an event at IIT Kharagpur organized by Google on January 5, 2017. This will be Pichai's first visit to the campus as the CEO of the software giant. Sundar will engage in a Fireside Chat with Hitesh Oberoi followed by an interactive session with the students. Keeping the selfie trend in mind, a selfie session with students has also been organized. The session will be held at the Tagore Open Air Theatre of the campus.
Pichai who was conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2015 will receive the award from Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur. "Sundar Pichai is a role model for the current generation of students. He represents IIT Kharagpur's goal of producing Indians who are global leaders. He is one of the most inspiring alumnus that the students look up to and we are extremely happy that he is making a journey to his alma-mater. We will welcome him with open arms," said Prof. Chakrabarti.
Pichai will also visit the Nehru Hall of Residence where he spent 4 years of life while undergoing B.Tech. program in the Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. He will take a campus tour.
A video shot at IIT Kharagpur on Pichai becoming CEO of Google